If you happen to’re choosing the 2015 Nissan Altima S over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip right to the 2015 Nissan Altima S. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, but the 2015 Nissan Altima S happens to be one in all them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2015 Nissan Altima S affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction once you need it most.
The 2015 Nissan Altima S, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally associated with this kind of car. Cargo space isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2015 Nissan Altima S’s trip and driving expertise begin to fall according to extra modern autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2015 Nissan Altima S’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has the next maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package deal adds ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automated excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2015 Nissan Altima S are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2015 Nissan Altima S additionally gives power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2015 Nissan Altima S contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2015 Nissan Altima S, which pushes the 2015 Nissan Altima S into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.